Protoform: POPO.1 [AN] Decayed, rotten (of wood, not flesh)

Description: Decayed, rotten (of wood, not flesh)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*3 PEO *popo (Gty. 1983).
*5 PMP *bekbek " fine particles, powder which results from pounding grains, etc.; pulverize grains" (ACD).
*6 PAN *bek+bek "pulverised; decayed to dust" (Zrc. 1990).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Popo Decayed. To be decayed to the point of the object's losing its original identity (Fbg). (Yen)
Anuta Popo/a To smell like rotten meat, bird or fish (Fbg)
East Futuna Popo Rotten, as thatch, wood (Mfr)
East Uvea Popo Gate, deteriore, pourri (Rch)
Easter Island Popo/popo Deteriorate (Chl)
Emae Popo Rotten wood (Cpl)
Hawaiian Popo(po) Decay (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Popo Decayed, of wood (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Popo Rotten, as a stump or log, not of food or cloth (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Bobo Rotten, decayed, old (Lbr)
Luangiua Popo Decay (Smd)
Mangareva Poopoo Etre pourri (au point de se rompre au seul toucher); altéré; réduit en poussière Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
Marquesas Popo Esp. de vers qui s'engendrent dans le bois; vermoulu, pourri, usé. Carié, gâté (1904). (Dln)
Marquesas Popó Dust, especially from rotten wood (Crk)
New Zealand Maori (Poo)popo Rotten, of wood (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Popo Rotten (Dye)
Niuatoputapu Popo Rotten, soft after shedding shell (Dye)
Niue Popo To be rotten; to have sores (Sph)
Nuguria Popo Rotten, rot (of trees); rust (Dvl)
Nukuoro Bobo Rotten (Crl)
Penrhyn Popo Decayed (Sta)
Pukapuka Popo/popo Freckles Problematic (Bge)
Rarotongan Popo Decay (Bse)
Rennellese Popo Rotten, as wood or teeth (Ebt)
Rotuman Popo Rotten, of wood etc. (Cwd)
Samoan Popo Dry (Prt)
Sikaiana Popo Rotten (Sps)
Takuu Popo Decayed, rotten, rusted through (Mle)
Tikopia Popo Decayed (of wood, thatch, sinnet) (Fth)
Tokelau Popo Ragged, old; old wood; copra (Sma)
Tongan Popo Rotten (of wood), dry and cracked (of skin) (Cwd)
Tongan Bopo Rotten, mouldy (Mar)
Tuamotu Popo Decay (Stn)
Tuvalu Popo Rotten (of tree, house, canoe, fruit etc.) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Popo Old (of things, mainly clothes, not living beings) (Hvn)
West Futuna (Poh)popo To rot; rotted (Dty)
West Futuna Niu pohpopo Coco pourri (Rve)
West Uvea Popo Pourri, sec [ex. coco] (Hmn)

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